Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation (San Diego, CA) announced from booth #1811 at the International Microwave Symposium in Seattle it has set new standards of performance for high-frequency CMOS RF switches with the launch of the SPDT PE42520 and PE42521 devices. Building upon the core capabilities of Peregrine’s UltraCMOS technology, the new, high-linearity switches support operation at 13 GHz, combined with high power handling of +36 dBm, enabling levels of performance previously thought to be impossible with CMOS. The devices are ideal for numerous high-frequency applications that require high power handling, such as signal-path and filter bank switching in the Test-and-Measurement, wireless backhaul, and military markets, among others. Features include:
- HaRP technology, resulting in IIP3 of 66 dBm, and IIP2 of 115 dBm.
- Low gate lag for test-and-measurement applications.
- Insertion loss of 0.7 dB at 7.5 GHz.
- Isolation of greater than 41 dB at 7.5 GHz.
For more information, visit: www.psemi.com.